Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani could be set for a return to South America, with Boca Juniors and River Plate keen on his services.

According to a report from AS, Edinson Cavani’s days at Manchester United could be numbered. It is no secret that the striker was not happy with the summer arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, and his recent request for an extended vacation has further tainted his relationship with the club’s supporters.

Cavani’s current deal at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season. He is more than likely to leave the club in the summer, with the forward courted by two Argentine giants in Boca Juniors and River Plate. Brazilian outfit Corinthians have also registered an interest, but Boca may have the upper hand as Cavani had previously voiced his desire to play for Diego Maradona’s former club.

Revered as one of the greatest South American forwards of this generation, Cavani has been a part of the Manchester United setup since 2020. The striker made quite an impression during his first season at the club, racking up ten league goals and helping the Red Devils finish the season in second place.

His performances convinced Manchester United to retain his services for one more year. However, the unexpected capture of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer has gravely affected his place in the team.

Edinson Cavani wanted by Boca Juniors. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)

Edinson Cavani wanted by Boca Juniors. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)

Indeed, Cavani has featured in only ten league matches in the new season, only five of which have been starts. Although the veteran forward has struggled with injuries as well, it is apparent that the presence of Ronaldo has made him a second-choice option for coach Ralf Rangnick in the goalscoring department.

As a result, Cavani is prepared to leave the club next season. The player was notably linked with a Bosman move to FC Barcelona, but with the Catalans opting to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ferran Torres, Cavani could be set for a return to South America.

River Plate are among the clubs courting his services, having recently lost Julian Alvarez. The young forward has signed for Manchester City and is set to join the Etihad camp in the summer. His impending departure could leave a massive void in the club’s goalscoring department, with Cavani emerging as an ideal replacement.

However, Boca Juniors remain the biggest suitor for the Uruguayan international, who is believed to be a fan of the Argentine giants. And at the age of 34, the forward will certainly be keen on completing his lifelong dream of playing for Diego Maradona’s former club next season.

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